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International Eye on the US Elections

As the US Elections loom closer, international attention to US foreign policy and the candidates has increased. Projects like Current TV's Collective Journalism and Global Voices’ Voices Without Votes have taken the task to gather this information and bring a global perspective on a local issue.

Current TV's Collective Journalism program has started a series of video reports on how the rest of the world views the US. In The View from Over There, people from many different countries state their views on foreign policy, the war in Iraq, the situation with Iran and mention who they would want as the future president of the USA. The video interviews are sometimes in different languages, but all of it is subtitled in English.

This video also uses footage from other shows on the US Elections 2008, but this time concentrating on the foreign perspective. This is something Global Voices and Reuters have been doing for a while now at Voices Without Votes: gathering opinions from all over the planet on the US elections. If you have any posts you would like to submit to the site, you can do it here.

Current TV's next Collective Journalism assignment will be a worldwide view on the US immigration policies.

5 comments

  • October 09-2008:

    A Different Approach To How Government Works:

    I believe that voting for Barack Obama would usher in a new face, an un-traditional face in Washington-DC, and a new a radically different approach to how politics and politicking in practiced
    in Washington DC.

    We have had for decades in the USA administrators from both parties, who have not delivered on their promises. But allowed partisan politics, corporate lobbyists, and others to influence decisions in the House and Senate. And blatantly ignoring their responsibility to the commonweal that elected them.

    This can only change if all Americans desire to change the way decisions are made in Washington, by their elected officials. Because we cannot loose much in another four years, after having lost for decades already, with no end in sight.

    The choice now is left to those who can think clearly, face the current realities, and resolve to move in another direction!

    Derryck.
    NYC.

  • October 09-2008:

    Capitalism Being Rescued By Socialist Policies?

    There was a time in America when Socialism/Communism was considered a backward philosophy for progress, creativity, self reliance, and freedom.

    Today however, Socialist ideas like Central Governance is being used by the same governments that are capitalist, to save their economies from financial disaster.

    Vladimir Putin must be having a good laugh at this current crisis, to see how his once Evil empire’s ideology is being implemented via the Central Government’s intervention and control, of the financial markets.

    How Ironic!

    Derryck.
    NYC.

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  • knights

    U.S.A hates China for any reasons, why are you borrowing from CHina, and then hire Dalie to terrorize the olympics? Shame on usa.

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